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and received of, i. 85; like water, never arises higher
than the level from which it fell, i. 85; its end
generally mistaken, i. 87; on the errors in the
mind in the inquisition of, i. 91; Bacon's thoughts
of, i. 96; generates pride, i. 162; is power, i. 182;
of man like water, springing from below, descending
from above, i. 193; divided into divinity and philo-
sophy, i. 193; Plato's opinion of, i. 161; advantages
of to its possessor, i. 182; insures immortality, i.
183; pleasures of the greatest, i. 183; not the
quality of, that can swell the mind, i. 162; not
like lines, i. 193; like branches of a tree, i. 193;
desire of perfect, the cause of the fall of man, i.
175; dignity of, is to be sought in the archetype,
i. 174; true, is wisdom, i. 174; uses of, i. 163;
objections to advancement of, i. 162; praise of, in the
Scriptures, i. 176; aspiring to the cause of the fall,
i. 162; contemplation of God's creatures produceth,
i. 163; delivery of, by aphorisms, i. 214; critical,
i. 217; pedantical, i. 217; is pabulum animi, i. 207;
as pyramids, whereof history is the basis, i. 197;
is a representation of truth, i. 171; of ourselves, i.
233; Solomon's observations on the nature of, i.
163; when a cause of anxiety, i. 163; increases
anxiety, Solomon says, i. 163; limits of, i. 163;
humanizes men's minds, i. 181; improves private
virtues, i. 181; removes temerity, levity, and inso-
lency, i. 182; and vain admiration, i. 182; miti-
gates the fear of death or adverse fortune, i. 182;
tradition of, not ingenuous but magistral, i. 173;
erroneous motives for the acquisition of, i. 174;
error of too early reducing into method, i. 173;
advantages of, i. 174; true end of, i. 174; civil, i.
228; of others, i. 232; advancement of, interrupted
by being applied to professions, i. 174; improves
morals, i. 182.
LABOUR encouraged by reward, i. 184.
Labyrinth of Dædalus, i. 300.
Labyrinthi filum, i. 96.
Lace, making it in England, ii. 384.
Lacedæmon, their niceness in admitting naturalization,
ii. 224; its strength compared to a river, stronger at
a distance, but weak at the fountain, ii. 224.
Lakes, artificial, i. 266.
Lamech, his boast of murder, ii. 298.
Land improved by draining, ii. 384; statute for aliena-
tion of, i. 343.
Lands, how to improve, ii. 3S1; no such usury as
from improving, ii. 387.
Lancaster, court of the duchy of, ii. 513.
Lancashire being backward in religion, Queen Eliza-
beth erected four stipends for preachers therein,
Lantern of justice evidence, ii. 321.
Lard, its use in removing warts, ii. 136.
Lassitude, experiments touching, ii. 98.
Latin, character of language, iii. 222.
Latimer's, Bishop, saying how to make the king rich,
Latimer's case, notes upon Lord, ii. 528.
Latter times prophesied by Daniel, i. 191.
Laud's, Dr., saying about hypocrites, i. 122.
Laughing, effect of, ii. 97.
Law tracts, iii. 219.
Law of revolt, ii. 364.
Law, i. 238; the king its life, i. 63; its life in the exe-
cution, ii. 292; reaches every wrong or injury, ii.
507; the common law more worthy than the statute
law, and the law of nature more worthy than them
both, ii. 169; favours three things, life, liberty, and
dower, ii. 176; where a prince's title is by law he can
never change the laws, for they create his title, ii. 181;
as mixed as our language, ii. 230, 235; the objec-
tions to our laws, ii. 230; university lectures, advice
to raise the pension of out of the Sutton Estate,
ii. 241; elements of the common, iii. 219; maxims
of, iii. 219-247; use of the, iii. 247; arguments
in, iii. 267; the civil, not to be neglected, ii. 380;
the just use to be made of, ii. 486.
Laws, the treatise de regulis juris most important to
the health of the, ii. 232; good laws some bridle to
bad princes, ii. 234; execution of the old, ii. 237,
286; English second to none, ii. 378; multiplicity
of, evil, ii. 285; against usury, i. 333; against man-
slaughter, i. 333; various improvements in, i. 333;
their three natures, jura, leges, and mores, ii. 141;
several laws are of the internal points of separation
with Scotland, ii. 146; considerations touching them,
and touching a digest of them, ii. 147; Sir Francis
Bacon's speech in the House of Commons for the
union of the laws of England and Scotland, ii. 158;
a preparation towards the union of those laws, ii.
160; the division of jus publicum, ii. 161; the
great organ by which the sovereign power moves,
ii. 168; although the king is solutus legibus, his
acts are limited by law, ii. 169; penal, during
James I., ii. 306; work on, ii. 435.
Laws of England, i. 239; their dignity, i. 239; their
defect, i. 239; civil, i. 239; how pressed, i. 238;
how expounded, i. 238; proposal for amendment
of, ii. 229; objections to, and answers to those ob-
jections, ii. 230; offer of digest of, ii. 233.
Laws written upon by philosophers or lawyers, not
statesmen, ii. 238.
Lawyers, not judged by the issue of their causes,
i. 203; not always the best statesmen, i. 164; not
the best lawmakers, i. 238; write what is, not what
ought to be, law, i. 238; fees of, ii. 474.
Lawgivers are kings after their decease, ii. 230.
Lea, Sir James, temper and gravity of, ii. 477.
Learned men, discredit to learning from their errors,
i. 166; are not slothful, i. 165; patriotism of, i.
168; objections to learning by, i. 162; morigeration
of not disallowed, i. 169; negligence of, i. 168;
sometimes fail in exact application, i. 168; poverty
of, i. 166; meanness of their employment, i. 167;
would impose ancient precepts, i. 167; should be
rewarded, i. 185; works relating to, i. 185; should
be countenanced, i. 185; influence of studies on
the manners of, i. 167; in obscurity in states com,
pared to Cassius and Brutus in the funeral of Junia-
i. 167; errors in their studies, i. 169; have preferred
their countries' good to their own interest, i. 168.
Learned kings, &c., advantages of, i. 164, 165.
Learning, will defend the mind against idleness, i.
166; pleasures of the greatest, i. 183; humanizes
men's minds, i. 182; improves private virtues, i.
182; improves morals, i. 182; represses inconve
niences between men, i. 177; its effects illustrated
by the fable of Orpheus, i. 177; does not under-
mine reverence of laws, i. 166; peccant humours
of, i. 172; want of inquiry in unlaboured parts of,
i. 186; division of, i. 187; objections of learned
men to, i. 166; makes men more ready to agree
than obey, i. 164; impediments to, i. 163; soft-
ens men's minds, i. 164; enlarges military power,
i. 179, 180; scriptural praise of, i. 176; ancient
preserved by the Christian church, i. 176; relieves
man's afflictions, i. 176; ministers greater strength
than infirmity, i. 165; places of, i. 184; books of.
i. 185; insures immortality, i. 183, uses of, i. 163;
contentious, i. 169, 170; unprofitable, i. 171; times
most renowned for arms most admired for, i. 164;
objections of politicians to, answered, i. 164; ad-
vantages of, proficiency of, i. 174; teaches the use
of distinctions and exceptions, i. 165; human proofs
of the advantages of, i. 177; advantages of in
kings, governors, and senators, i. 177; endues the
nind with tender sense, i. 168; erroneous, and dif-
ferent errors of, i. 169; advantages of, in princes
and governors, i. 164, 165; takes away levity, te-
merity, and insolency, i. 182; and vain admiration,
i. 182; and mitigates the fear of death or adverse
fortune, i. 182; flourishes in the middle of a state,
i. 62; has its infancy, youth, strength, and old age, i.
62; why learning now has the curse of barrenness,
i. 87; Antisthenes's opinion to unlearn what is
naught was the most necessary thing, i. 120; of Eliza
beth, i. 166; excellence of and propagation of, i. 162.
Learning and arms, instances of concurrence in, i.
164, 165; comparison of, in advancing men, i. 183.
Lead incorporates with copper, ii. 459; mixed with
silver, ii. 108; salt of, with lead, ii. 460; weight
of, in water, ii. 464.
Leaf of burrage, its virtue, ii. 9.
Leagues typified in the fable of Styx, i. 289.
Leaves not so nourishing as roots, ii. 14.
Letters from Lord Bacon, continued.
Cary, to Sir George, iii. 33.
Cecil, to Sir Robert, ii. 187; iii. 9, 51, 54, 55, 61, 92,
93, 162, 192, 203, 206.
Challoner, to Sir Thomas, iii. 37.
Chancellor, to the Lord, iii. 23, 26, 35.
Chancellor of Ireland, to the Lord, iii. 113.
Chief Justice of Ireland, to the, iii. 114.
Clifford, to Lady, iii. 118.
Coke, to Sir Edward, ii. 485; iii. 34.
Conway, to Mr. Secretary, iii. 148, 149
Cottington, to Sir Francis, iii. 148, 149.
Cotton, to Sir Robert, iii. 165.
Davis, to Sir J., iii. 38, 200.
Devonshire, to the Earl of, ii. 333.
Digby, to Lord, iii. 138.
Dorset, to the Earl of, iii. 156.
Effiat, to the Marquis of, iii. 65, 158.
Egerton, to Sir Thomas, iii. 91, 207.
Ely, to the Bishop of, iii. 30.
Essex, to the Earl of, iii. 3, 5, 6, 8, 51, 53, 55, 59, 61,
62, 200, 202, 203, 209, 210.
Falkland, to Henry Cary, Lord, iii. 142.
Fenton, to Lord, iii. 104.
Feoffees of St. Aldat's, Oxon, to the, iii. 171.
Foules, to Mr. David, iii. 9, 38.
Lecturers should be the ablest men, i. 185; inade- Friend, to a, iii. 189, 190.
quacy of rewards for, i. 185.
Fulgentio, to Father, iii. 64.
Lee, Sir Thomas, suffered for rebellion, ii. 350; his Fullerton, to Sir James, iii. 111.
confession, ii. 365.
Lee, Sir John, notes upon the case of, ii. 527.
Left side, experiment touching the, ii. 121.
Legacies, suits for, ii. 514.
Gondomar, to Count, iii. 170, 216, 217.
Grevil, to Foulk, iii. 52.
Hickes, to Mr. Michael, iii. 162, 164, 165, 166.
Howard, to Lord Henry, iii. 56.
Legal questions for the judges in the case of Earl and Jones, to Dr. Thomas, iii. 113.
Countess of Somerset, ii. 516.
Legends, their origin, i. 70.
Legs, how to form the calves of the, ii. 11.
Leicester, Thomas, Earl of, his library, ii. 508.
Lepanto, battle of, arrested the greatness of the Turk,
Leprosy most contagious before maturity, i. 175.
Lethe, the river, runs as well above ground as below,
Letters, in business, when good, i. 53; relating to
Chief Justice Coke, ii. 497.
Letters patent, exemplification of, ii. 485.
Letters from Lord Bacon.
Arundel, to the Earl of, iii. 91.
Bacon, to Sir Anthony, iii. 205, 210.
Barnham, to Sir Francis, iii. 155.
Bodley, to Sir Thomas, iii. 27, 31, 198.
Bristol, to the Earl of, iii. 79, 149.
Buckhurst, to Lord, iii. 26.
Buckingham, to the Countess of, iii. 146.
Buckingham, to the Duke of, ii. 375, 504, 521, 525,
526; iii. 26, 75, 76, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85,
86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 104, 106, 107, 108, 109, 111,
112, 113, 115, 116, 117, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123,
124, 127, 128, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 138,
140, 141, 145, 146, 147, 148, 150, 151, 152, 153,
154, 155, 156, 157, 159, 167, 168, 169, 171, 172,
173, 174, 176, 177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 184, 185,
186, 187, 194.
Burghley, to Lady, iii. 161; to Lord, iii. 1, 2, 53, 161,
Calvert, to the Secretary, iii. 125.
Cambridge, to the Mayor of, iii. 168.
Keeper, to the Lord, iii. 105, 145, 192, 193, 194, 195,
Kemp, to Robert, iii. 8, 201.
King, to the, ii. 233, 326, 328, 331, 488, 498, 499,
500, 501, 502, 510, 511, 512, 519, 524, 526, 527;
iii. 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 32,
33, 36, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 49, 72,
76, 78, 82, 87, 93, 94, 95, 96, 100, 101, 125, 129,
131, 134, 136, 148, 152, 158, 177, 180, 183, 184,
Kinloss, to the Lord, iii. 34.
Lea, to the Lord Treasurer, iii. 169.
Lenox, to the Duke of, iii. 140.
Lords, to the, iii. 25, 137.
Lucy, to Sir Thomas, ini. 53.
Master of the Horse, to the, iii. 19.
Matthew, to Mr. Tobie, iii. 10, 21, 31, 70, 71, 143,
149, 151, 152, 160, 168.
Maxey, to Mr., iii. 211.
May, to Sir Humphrey, iii. 135, 156, 158.
Maynard and Hickes, to, iii. 163.
Mayor, to the Lord, iii. 39.
Meautys, to Thomas, Esq, iii. 143.
Morison, to Dr., iii. 197.
Murray, to Mr., ii. 511; iii. 97, 197.
Niece, to his, iii. 102.
Northampton, to the Earl of, iii. 27.
Northumberland, to the Earl of, iii. 8, 16, 34, 38.
Oxford, to the Earl of, iii. 154.
Oxford, to the University of, iii. 211.
Packington, to Lady, iii. 197.
Palatine of the Rhine, to the Count, iii. 161.
Palmer, to Mr. Roger, iii. 157.
Petition intended for the House of Lords, iii. 137.
Cambridge, to the University of, iii. 50, 63, 64, 166; Pierce, to Mr., iii. 39.
to Trinity College, iii. 64.
Canterbury, to the Archbishop of, iii. 62.
Playfer, to Dr., iii. 27.
President, to the Lord, iii. 168.
Servant, to his, iii. 191.
Skinner, to Sir Vincent, iii. 35.
Southampton, to the Earl of, iii. 38.
Stanhope, to Sir John, iii. 51.
Treasurer, to the Lord, iii. 1, 9, 52, 142, 162, 163.
Villiers, to Lord, iii. 73, 74, 75, 171.
Villiers, to Sir George, ii. 326, 328, 330, 518; iii. 12,
15, 19, 20, 45, 47, 48, 49, 50, 72, 97, 194, 199.
Wake, to Mr. Isaac, ii. 115.
Weston, to Sir Richard, iii. 155.
Williams, to Dr., iii. 64, 137, 145.
Winchester, to the Bishop of, ii. 435.
Wotton, to Sir Henry, iii. 522.
York, to the Archbishop of, iii. 160.
York, to the Lord President of, iii. 168.
Letters to Lord Bacon.
Bacon, from Sir Edmund, iii. 101.
Bodley, from Sir Thomas, iii. 28.
Buckingham, from the Duke of, ii. 54, 522, 523, 524,
525; iii. 102, 103, 104, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110,
111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120,
121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132,
133, 138, 150, 171, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178,
179, 180, 182, 184, 185, 187, 188, 211.
Burghley, from Lord, iii. 201.
Cambridge, from the University of, iii. 166, 167.
Cecil, from Sir Robert, iii. 201.
Coventry, from Sir Thomas, iii. 157.
Englefyld, from Sir Francis, iii. 107.
Essex, from the Earl of, iii. 37, 196, 200, 202, 203,
204, 205, 209; to the queen, iii. 55.
Franklin, from Edward, iii. 169.
Friend, from some, iii. 105.
Grevil, from Foulke, iii. 204.
Keeper, from the Lord, iii. 147.
King, from the, ii. 502; iii. 50, 167.
Lenox, from the Duke of, iii. 140.
Martin, from Richard, iii. 100.
Matthew, from Mr. Tobie, iii. 97, 98, 99, 114, 118,
126, 127, 160.
Meautys, from Thomas, Esq., iii. 138, 140, 141, 142,
145, 146, 170.
Oxford, from the University of, iii. 65.
Sackville, from Sir Edward, iii. 144.
Selden, from John, Esq., ii. 530.
Villiers, from Sir George, ii. 498; iii. 101, 173.
Williams, from Dr., iii. 137.
Yelverton, from Sir Henry, ii. 503, 528.
Coke, Sir Edward, to the king, ii. 502.
Council, to the, from the Earl of Essex, iii. 56.
Council, privy, to the king. iii. 175.
Deodati, to, from Dr. Rawley, iii. 67.
Libel, observations on one published in 1592, ii. 242.
Libels, when frequent the signs of troubles, i. 22;
always favoured, ii. 413.
Liberators the third in honour, i. 58.
Liberty, motion of, what, ii. 8.
Licenses, good certificate required for granting, ii. 485.
Lie, enormity of giving the, rose from opinion of
Francis I., ii. 298; ancients did not consider it deep
offence, ii. 298.
Lies, why men love them, i. 11; why it is such a dis-
grace, i. 11; great effect of cross, i. 57; breed opi-
nion, and opinion brings on substance, i. 57.
Lieutenants, lord of counties, choice of, ii. 380.
Life, prolongation of, Aristotle's remarks concerning, ii.
16; prolongation of, ii. 47; iii. 467; and death, history
of, iii. 467; length and shortness of, in animals, iii.
475; in man, iii. 479; medicines for long, iii. 488;
canons of the duration of, iii. 512.
Light, topics of inquiry concerning, i. 452; kindling
of natural, i. 454; by refraction, ii. 402; moves
quicker than sound, ii. 37.
Light and sound, the agreements and disagreements
of the phenomena of, iii. 537, 539, 541, 542.
Light of nature, i. 239.
Light on water like music, i. 194.
Limits of reason, i. 240.
Lincoln, Earl of, joins in Simnell's conspiracy, i. 322;
his design upon the crown, i. 322; departs for
Flanders, i. 323; slain at Newark, 325.
Lincoln, case of the Bishop of, ii. 490.
Lincostis, herb growing in the water, ii. 85.
Liquefiable bodies, which are not, ii. 114.
Liquids, separation of, by weight, appetite of, conti-
nuation in, ii. 10; effects of percussion on, ii. 8.
Liquors, clarifying of, ii. 7; commixture of, ii. 465;
preservation of in wells, ii. 57; alteration of in
deep vaults, ii. 57; experiments touching the clari-
fication of, ii. 47; operation of time upon, ii. 119;
touching the compression of, ii. 119.
Liquor and powders, incorporation of, ii. 46.
Lisbon, expedition to, ii. 200.
Literary history, deficiency of i. 187; uses of, i. 187.
Littleton's advice to the professors of the law, ii. 167;
his book not of the nature of an institution, ii. 232.
Littleton and Fitzherbert, peculiarities of their writ-
ings, iii. 222.
Liturgy, i. 243; ii. 425.
Liver, a purge for opening the, ii. 466.
Livia settled Tiberius's succession by giving out that
Augustus was recovering, i. 62; her speech to Au-
gustus on being met by naked men, i. 113; impoi-
soning figs on the tree, ii. 322.
Living creatures and plants, affinities and differences
in, ii. 81.
Livius, Titus, his censure against Perseus's, King of
Macedon, mode of carrying on war, ii. 216; his
judgment of Alexander the Great, ii. 223.
Livy, his description of Cato Major, i. 46; of Scipio
Africanus, i. 48; his remark in the case of Antiochus
and the Ætolians, i. 57; his saying respecting Alex-
ander, i. 84.
Essex, from the Earl of, to Mr. Anthony Bacon, iii. 3, 4. Loadstone, discovery of the uses of the, i. 188.
Gruter, Mr. Isaac, to Dr. Rawley, iii. 68, 69, 70.
Maynwaring, Dr. Roger, to Dr. Rawley, iii. 66.
Rawley, to Dr., from Mon. Deodate, iii. 67.
Levant, their behaviour to princes a good moral,
Lewis XI. of France, his mode of mixing with in-
feriors, i. 294; saying of, i. 118; his closeness was
his tormentor, i. 34; his intention to make a perfect
law out of the civil law Roman, ii. 231, 235.
Logic, too early taught in universities, i. 186; con-
sidereth things as in notion, i. 194; its difference
from rhetoric, i. 216; induction by nature better
than as described in logic, i. 208; does not invent
sciences, i. 207; Alexander's reprehension of, and
his use of, i. 180.
Logicians, induction of, errors of, i. 208.
Long life, medicines for, iii. 488.
Lopez, Dr., report of his treasonable design against
the queen's person, ii. 216; the means he had to
poison the queen and to conceal his crime, ii. 217;
a Portuguese and secretly a Jew, sworn physician
of the household, ii. 217; gives intelligence to the
King of Spain, ii. 217; his conduct with Andrada,
ii. 218; assents to poison the queen, ii. 218; sends
Andrada to Spain to contract about the reward, ii.
218; communicates with Ferrera thereon, ii. 219;
his manner of corresponding, ii. 219; demands
50,000 crowns, ii. 219; asks the queen whether a
deceiver might not be deceived, ii. 219; Ferrera
discovered to have intelligence, ii. 219; Lopez called
in question, ii. 220; denies his conferences, ii. 220;
confronted by Ferrera, ii. 220; falsehood of his ex-
cuses, ii. 220; justice of his condemnation, ii. 220;
executed, ii. 220, [note.]
Love, vain, and divine, i. 227; Xenophon's opinion of,
i. 227; without love faces but pictures, and talk a
tinkling cymbal, i. 33; is goodness put in motion,
i. 81; his attributes, i. 298.
Lovel, Viscount, his attainder, i. 318; his rebellion, i.
319; his flight to Flanders, i. 319; drowned near
Newark, i. 325.
Low Countries, ii. 451; their state in the time of
Queen Elizabeth, ii. 247; observation that the same
weather in, returns every thirty-five years, i. 60.
Low's case of tenures, iii. 276.
Lucius, Commodus Verus, a learned prince, i. 178.
Lucretius's praise of knowledge, i. 183; his verse on
Agamemnon's sacrificing his daughter, i. 13; makes
his invectives against religion the burden of his other
discourses, i. 70.
Lucky, some men are, ii. 129, 132.
Mahometans, propagation of religion of, ii. 314.
Mahomet, ii. 439.
Maize, Indian, its use, ii. 467.
Majoration of sounds, ii. 31.
Majors, alterations which may be called, ii. 114.
Maleficiating, experiment on, ii. 122.
Male and female, differences between, ii. 117.
Mallet's Life of Bacon, notice of wisdom of the ancients,
Malmsey, what nitre good for when dissolved in,
Malt, experiments touching, ii. 86.
Man, fall of, induced by desire of perfect knowledge, i.
175; knowledge of, i. 201; as an individual, i. 201;
a member of society, i. 201; divided state of the
body of, i. 202; the mind of, i. 202; faculties of, use
and object of, i. 206; in society, i. 228; delights in
generalities, i. 198; nature of mind of, i. 161; as an
individual undivided state, i. 201; ancient opinion
that man was microcosmus, i. 202; aliment of, i.
202; condition of, ii. 543.
Man's understanding, i. 187; knowledge like water,
i. 193; flesh, venomous quality of, ii. 10; body, in-
stances how it may be moulded, i. 105.
Man, Doctor, Ambassador of Queen Elizabeth, ill
treated by Philip of Spain, ii. 260.
Manlius, his protestation, ii. 364.
Manna, gathering of, ii. 105.
Manners of learned men, objections to learning from
the, answered, i. 167; less corrupted by vicious,
than half evil, men, i. 175; of learned men, discredit
to learning from, i. 166.
Manus Christi for the stomach, ii. 470.
Lucullus's answer to Pompey's remark on his rooms, i. Manufactures, sedentary manufactures contrary to a
50, 113; his saying of Pompey, i. 121.
Lumsden, Mr., charge against, ii. 307.
Lungs the most spongy part of the body, ii. 35.
military disposition, i. 38; advantage of ancient
states, that they had slaves to do the manufactures,
Marble, plaster growing as hard as, ii. 106.
Luson, Sir John, commands a body of pikemen against Marcasite of metals, ii. 460.
the Earl of Essex, ii. 359.
Luther praised for awakening human learning, i. 98.
Lycurgus, saying of his, i. 109, 119.
Lycurgus's answer to one who counselled him to dis-
solve the kingdom, ii. 168; his laws spoken of by
grammar scholars, ii. 231, 234; continued longest
without alteration, ii. 234.
Marcellus, humour of, ii. 487.
March, a dry one portends a wholesome summer,
Marches, jurisdiction of the, iii. 285.
Margaret of Burgundy sets up a counterfeit Duke of
York, i. 346.
Mariners, how furnished, ii. 383.
Lysimachus, remark on Lamia, power over Demetrius, Mariners' needle, i. 207.
MACHIAVEL, i. 235, 236, 237; his saying of custom,
i. 45; his opinion on the cause of the greatness of
the Roman Empire, ii. 140; his saying touching the
true sinews of war, ii. 157, 225; his saying on
the Christian Faith, i. 21; on partial princes, i. 22;
on the effects of the jealousy of sects, i. 60; his ob-
servation on the poverty of friars, i. 166.
Macrocephali esteemed, ii. 11.
Mecenas, his advice to Augustus Cæsar about the
marriage of his daughter Julia, i. 34.
Magic, Persian, i. 194; Persian, the secret literature
of the kings, ii. 138; natural, is defective, i. 199;
ceremonial, i. 206.
Magicians, means used by, more monstrous than the
end, i. 199.
Magistrates, of subordinate, ii. 293.
Magistrates, considerations touching the recusant ma-
gistrates of the towns of Ireland, ii. 191; advice not
to tender the oath of supremacy to them, ii. 191.
Magnificence, a regal virtue, i. 63.
Magnanimity, its nature, ii. 445.
Magnetical, sun and moon of what, ii. 19.
Marius Caius, his conduct to the Cadurcians and de-
fence of it, i. 121.
Marriage and high life, Essay of, i. 16.
Marrow more nourishing than fat, ii. 14.
Marseilles, Spaniards had it and left it, ii. 213.
Mart, letters of, against the Spaniards desired by the
English merchants, ii. 195; considerations thereon,
Martial law, useful in plantations, i. 41
Martial men given to love, i. 19.
Mascardus de interpretatione statutorum, ii. 528.
Mason, Mr., witty answer of his, i. 111.
Masques and triumphs, essay on, i. 44.
Masques, when to be given at court, ii. 388.
Master of chancery taking affidavits, ii. 483.
Masters of the chancery, ii. 472.
Masters, reference to, ii. 482; certifying state of cause,
Marvels, history of, deficient, i. 187; uses of, i. 188.
Mathematical and logical part of men's minds, i. 236.
Mathematical house, i. 269.
Mathematics, no deficience reported, i. 199; pure, i.
199; sharpen the dull wit, i. 199; if wandering,
fix the mind, i. 199; if too coherent in the sense,
abstract it, i. 199; University lectures, advice to
raise the pension of, out of the Sutton Estate, ii. 241;
make men subtile, i. 35; a position in, that there is
no proportion between somewhat and nothing, i. 77.
Mathematic, the subject of it, quantity determined, i.
Matrimony, oojections to our form of, ii. 426.
Matter of divinity, i. 243.
Matter, a fixed sum of, i. 410; characters of, ii. 115;
like a common strumpet, ii. 109; alteration of, ii.
114; quantity of, whether always measured by
weight, ii. 560, 562; a table of the conjunction and
expansion of, in tangible bodies, with a calculation
of their ratios in different bodies, ii. 561; account of
the experiments from which the table was made, ii.
Matthew, Mr. Tobie, letters to, i. 277; letter to, con-
cerning the Latin translation of his essays, i. 5.
Matthews, Mr., letter to, with the book De Sapientia
Veterum, i. 4.
Maturation, of drinks and fruits, ii. 48; of metals,
May dew, for medicine, ii. 106.
Men's natures and ends, i. 233.
Men's minds, logical and mathematical, i. 236.
Men's spirits, the general sympathy of, ii. 137.
Menander of vain love, i. 227.
Mercenaries not to be relied on, i. 37.
Merchandises, king's right of impositions on, ii. 278;
argument concerning impositions on, ii. 278.
Merchandise, foreign, ii. 385; ever despised by the
kings of this realm as ignoble, ii. 228; flourishes in
the decline of a state, i. 62.
Merchants, speeches on their petition respecting Spa-
nish grievances, ii. 193; grants of, ii. 279.
Mercury, mixture of metals with, ii. 459.
Mercury and sulphur, experiments on, ii. 53; and salt,
history of, iii. 466.
Mercy, of despatch, ii. 487; its works are the distinc-
tion to find out hypocrites, i. 69; examples of, for
comfort, ii. 380; the white robe of, ii. 319; to what
extent honourable, ii. 384; in a king when cruelty,
ii. 384; its variation, ii. 446.
Merick, Sir Gilly, left guard at Essex House, ii. 358;
pays forty shillings to the players to act Richard
the Second, ii. 365; evidence against, ii. 236,
Maximilian, assisted by Henry, i. 337; marries the Messages, speech on receiving the king's, ii. 276.
Duchess of Brittany, i. 337.
Maxims of the common laws, iii. 219.
Maxims of the law, iii. 223-247.
Meats that induce satiety, ii. 46.
Metal, weight of, in water, ii. 464; drowning of the
base in the more precious, ii. 108; statues, ii. 456;
string, ii. 456; bell, ii. 456.
Mechanic arts, the first device in, comes short, but Metals and vegetables, mixture of, ii. 447.
refined by time, i. 85; the study of, ii. 558.
Mechanical operations, the chief root of, ii. 8.
Mechanical wisdom, story of Dædalus applied to, i. 300.
Mechanical history assists natural philosophy, i. 188.
Mechanics, history of, neglected, i. 188.
Medical receipts, ii. 469.
Medes painted their eyes, ii. 99.
Medicinal property of pepper, ii. 14.
Medicinal earth, veins of, ii. 94.
Medical remains, ii. 466.
Medicinal history is deficient, i. 203.
Medicinable, making herbs and fruits, ii. 69.
Medicine, scammony a strong, ii. 9; its effect on cor-
rupt bodies, ii. 343; change of, ii. 18; separate from
philosophy, mere empirical practice, i. 201; its power
on the mind, i. 202; deficiencies and want of reports,
defective anatomy and hasty conclusions, i. 203;
office of, i. 203; and music conjoined in Apollo,
Medicines, Celsus's observations on, i. 207; prepara-
tions of, i. 205; different qualities of, ii. 13; experi-
ment touching purging, ii. 13; how purging ones
lose their virtue, ii. 9; special simples for, ii. 91;
that condense and relieve the spirits, ii. 99.
Mediocrity of athletics, i. 205.
Metals and minerals, as to the union of, ii. 459; sepa-
ration of, ii. 460.
| Metals, variation of, into different shapes, bodies, and
natures, ii. 460; touching the finer sort of base, ii.
116; incorporation, uses of, ii. 456; drowning of, ii.
457; which melt easiest, ii. 460; adulteration of, ii.
459; versions of, ii. 459; quenching of, in water,
ii. 33; which contain different metals, ii. 460; ma-
turation of, ii. 49; orient colour in dissolution of,
Metaphysic handleth that which supposeth in nature a
reason and understanding, i. 196.
Metellus, Cæsar's noble answer to, i. 181.
Methodical delivery, i. 214.
Methusalem water, use of, ii. 467.
Methods and arts, error of over-early reduction of
knowledge into, i. 173.
Metis, or counsel, i. 312.
Meverel, Dr., his answer to questions on variation of
metals, ii. 461; his answers touching restitutions of
metals and minerals, ii. 462; his answer to ques-
tions on separation of metals and minerals, ii. 460;
his answers to questions concerning minerals and
metals, ii. 459; his questions, ii. 458.
Mezentius, his torment quoted, ii. 16.
Meditationes Sacræ, first edition of, i. 6; Sacræ, i. 67. Microcosmus, ancient opinion that man was, i. 202.
Medusa, i. 293.
Megrims, causes of, ii. 99.
Melancholy, wine for preserving the spirit against ad-
verse, ii. 466; drink to dissipate, ii. 9.
Melioration of fruits, trees, and plants, ii. 62.
Melocotone and peach, best from seed, ii. 64.
Melting, gold easy metal for, ii. 108.
Memnon, or a youth too forward, i. 297.
Memory, i. 212; the art of, visible images in, ii. 131;
how strengthened, ii. 133; men's desire of, i. 190;
that cell in the mind filled by history, i. 192; and
invention, divorce between, i. 186; history relates
to the, i. 187.
Men, their dispositions, i. 224; savage desires of, i.
177; sweats of, ii. 8; union between all, ii. 443;
the best books, ii. 486.
Midas, judge between Apollo and Pan, i. 183.
Military commanders, vainglory an essential point in,
Military puissance, its three main parts, men, money,
and confederates, ii. 213.
Military disposition, greatness too often ascribed to.
Military power, conjunction between learning and, i.
179, 180; learning promotes, i. 179.
Military virtues promoted, i. 181
Military arts flourish most while virtue grows, 1. 205.
Military greatness and excellence in learning united.
i. 164, 165.
Milk, increasing of, in milch beasts, ii. 105; warm
from the cow what good for, ii. 15; spirits of wine
commixed with, ii. 465.